The cloning of a sheep named Dolly in 1997 sparked a large-scale international debate about the future of the process of creating genetically identical individuals known as clones. New questions needed to be addressed now on a legislative level that were never an issue beforehand. Is it possible to clone human beings? Is it ethical to produce human clones? Is it helpful for science or feasible? Currently, there are two forms of cloning available for science. The first is therapeutic cloning which involves the cloning of human embryos for the purpose of studying and advancing science with the expressed goal of harvesting stem cells for research (Human Genome Project Information, 2008).
Genetic cloning is one of the most controversial topics of all time. People, specifically scientists, are constantly searching for ways to improve the quality of human life. As a result, they began genetically engineering animals and are currently in search of a method to genetically engineer humans as well; which is called human cloning. There are many reasons why people should not go forward with this step since genetic cloning, consequently human cloning, does not respect nature nor does it ensure diversity and survival in natural ecosystems. In addition, genetic cloning is a cruel, harsh, and an unsafe experiment.
Cloning has opened the doors and provided optional ways to resolve various world problems. Right now, cloning is being used for many purposes in improving the lives of the people, especially therapeutic and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning is leading to find new treatments or cures for common diseases that are affecting people around the world, while the goal of reproductive cloning allows people to produce things that died to help seek redress for their losses, and the idea of cloning more things can be used to serve difficult tasks in the world. Not only that, cloned animals are used for their organs to replace damaged parts of a human body. The science of cloning can lead to many unknown consequences; however, we should not consider
In 1997, the first clone of a sheep named Dolly was created. This embryo had a success rate of one to four percent. When applied to humans, this percentage may decrease and become lower and more unpredictable. With lives at stake, is it worth the risk of the embryos involved in the unstable process? Although cloning may allow for new medical procedures and research of diseases and cures, it takes away from the natural biological order of life, and allows humans to "play God" while creating a margin of error which could result in many defects.
Cloning, an ethical issue that has been pressed across the globe, has become a substantial debate throughout a majority of nations. The incorporation of a new type of reproduction in the United States has a plentiful amount of benefits for certain animals and objects, but duplicates of humans is hard to comprehend for many people across America. Currently, cloning is an interesting topic that could become a new way to improve reproduction of animals and humans, prevent diseases, and increase the overall health of Americans.
Cloning: is it the future of medicine and the curing of diseases or is it the beginning of an unholy tragedy? Cloning needs to be looked into for the fact it could help save many people 's lives. Before I decided to study the subject I had no idea how much cloning could help us as the human race. Cloning is a very promising field of study and could hold the key to the future of what it means to be human.
Of all the potential innovations in medical technology, none have created such an uproar as the concept of human cloning. And concept it is. To date no human clone has ever been allowed to develop past the zygote stage. And of those, none have been true clones, as the mitochondria genes would still be different from that of the original person. Yet the argument remains. Some believe that it could be a beneficial advancement in technology and others believe it is the perversion of man to even attempt it. Neither side will cede the others point of view. In fact most will not even take the time to fully understand the others view point. If they did they might see this technology as it truly is, a possible advancement in healthcare that needs treated
There are some people that have been very anxious with cloning because they believe it is something new, but in reality it was introduced in the 1950s. It started with cloning food and has moved onto cloning animals. It has been successful on many different cases and a famous one is the cloning of a sheep named Dolly. Dolly lived to be six and a half years old and she had six kids. People believe that cloning should be illegal but we believe that scientists should clone endangered or extinct species in order to preserve them, here’s why.
What was once thought to be the content of fiction novels and comic books is now being fully explored and realized in the cutting edge world of modern science. Scientists now possess the necessary capabilities and technology to make the process of human cloning a reality. While this is a controversial and rather sensitive topic, cloning is an innovative practice that has the potential to vastly improve the lives of unlimited amounts of people. Although cloning may prove to be a useful remedy for many of today’s issues, there are those in the scientific and medical fields who remain vehemently opposed to its practice. It is for this reason that lawmakers, scientists, and doctors around the world are currently locked in a fierce standoff
The idea of finding a way to cure people of diseases with their own cells is one that scientists, physicians, and those who are afflicted by such diseases find very enticing. Therapeutic cloning is a process that scientists believe has the potential to achieve such goals in the future. While therapeutic cloning brings with it a variety of potential benefits and innovations, it also carries with it a polarizing ethical conflict that poses a strong impediment to furthering such research and development. By realizing therapeutic cloning for its great potential benefits and world changing implications and disregarding any ethical considerations that may deter such advancement, the proper focus and open-mindedness necessary to achieve success in the field would be achieved. Therapeutic cloning, like all medical endeavors, includes a multitude of challenges and flaws, but no very important medical achievements come about without extensive research and continual attempts at success.
Human cloning is described as “the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human.” Although human cloning has no record of being successful, cloning was demonstrated to be possible when scientists Sir Ian Wilmut and the rest of their research team successfully cloned Dolly, a sheep (Wilmut 12). This demonstration opened up a new area of science ready to be explored. If animals can be cloned, can human beings be cloned too? If successful, scientists would be able to clone human copies and further advance modern medicine, such as using cells for regenerative medicine or harvesting organs for transplants. It is also possible that other fields of medicine and research can be furthered with this supply of human clones. Additionally, couples incapable of reproducing can pursue cloning to create an offspring with their DNA. However, human cloning has never been successful and comes with ethical concerns.The clone can suffer from abnormalities. There are also concerns regarding the treatment of embryos to gather stem cells and the treatment of clones as a person. By further investigating and analyzing this topic through the lens of Catholic moral tradition, I hope to make clear the pros and cons of the subject while also evaluating them with an ethical theory learned from this quarter in order to add to the discussion.
I am writing to address the problem I have with cloning. Therapeutic and Reproductive cloning is a waste of money and time. Why would you pay fifty thousand american dollars to clone something or someone that won’t be an exact copy? Every person or animal in the world is made for a reason, so why make a clone if you’re one of a kind.
With misconceptions of cloning, it is no wonder controversies are preeminent, with many claiming the benefits are unable to be outweighed by the cons. With clones being unable to be differentiated from a natural born child. Socrates, a greek philosopher once said,” there is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” We as a society must enable artificial cloning to gain more funding, as the medical implications alone can save lives, save families, and stop suffering of those in
Scientific experimentation has led us to many great discoveries such as: Chemotherapy, heart surgery, and bone marrow transplants. Recently scientists have discovered a new way to heal humans. This is known as cloning. Although they have yet to clone a human they have cloned sheep. Cloning has brought up a huge controversy among the American people. There are two sides to the story. Either you agree with cloning or you don’t. The only way to help make that decision is to look at the good and bad points of cloning.
The topic of cloning has always been very controversial in today’s society. Some people believe that cloning is unethical and should not be done, while others believe cloning is perfectly fine and should be done. Both of these views have many people supporting them and have many different reasons to prove their case.